Escaped Aussie prisoner caught thanks to poker game

Escaped Aussie prisoner caught thanks to poker game

Monday, 26 July 2010

As anyone who has ever been to an Ashes cricket match will know, the Poms take great delight in reminding their Aussie cousins about their supposed convict roots.

One young poker loving Aussie larrikin added to that reputation after a cheeky escape from prison. Justin Grant, who made his escape while on a hospital visit in Townsville, proved that he's in the running for Australia's dumbest criminal though after getting in touch with friends via Facebook.

The 21-year-old made a number of updates including inviting friends to a poker game. Unsurprisingly he was captured soon afterwards.

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